Chest Calm Balm
10 drops opopanax
6 drops black pepper
6 drops cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
7 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
6 drops orange
1/2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. jojoba
1 oz shea butter
Directions: Place the beeswax, and jojoba in a Pyrex glass-measuring cup. Fill a stockpot 1/4 of the way with water and bring to a boil. Place the Pyrex in the pot of water and wait for the beeswax to melt into the jojoba. Once the beeswax is melted, add the shea butter and melt. Be sure none of the water from the pot boils into the Pyrex container.
When the shea butter is melted, remove from heat. Add the remaining essential oils and stir well with a glass stir rod or a wooden chopstick.
Pour into small glass containers or tin containers. This recipe makes 3.5 ounces of salve.
Sore Throat Ease
4 drops opopanax
6 drops sandalwood
1 oz. jojoba
Directions: Blend the above ingredients into a 1 oz. container. Gently rub onto neck area to help relieve sore throat. Use as often as needed.